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Life's Short, Eat Dessert First 2022

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2022 Life's Short, Eat Dessert First

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Life is short and it's time to celebrate – it’s been 15 years since my breast cancer diagnosis!! Unfortunately over that same time, several friends and my sister also endured surgeries and treatment after hearing the words “you have breast cancer.” Great advances are being made every day in breast cancer treatment and I'm committed more than ever to raising money to fight this disease.

I’d love for you to attend my 15th annual "Life's Short, Eat Dessert First" fundraising event on Sunday, October 16. 

To attend, the information you need to know is listed below:

  • Event: “Life’s Short, Eat Dessert First”
  • Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm (check-in begins at 12:00)
  • Place: The Lakes Golf & Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville, OH 43082
  • Cost: $25

RSVP to to register and secure your seat.

The beneficiaries of my event this year are the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research and the William B Farrar Breast Cancer Fund

Why? Because both the William B Farrar Fund and the Stefanie Spielman Fund are devoted to advancing research in breast cancer and 100% of donations tied to this event go directly to research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).

Join me for your mom, your sister, your daughter, your friend, your neighbor and for YOU by attending and/or making a donation towards my 2022 Life's Short, Eat Dessert First event. 

I am beyond thrilled to share that the 2021 donation was an incredible $27,155! The highest yet by far - bringing the total over the first 14 years to more than $128,000! Thank you to everyone who contributed to last year's success!

Dr. William Farrar and me with the check presentation for the 2021 event donation 

I’m thrilled to announce my featured speaker this year is Dr. Ramaswamy. In addition to being my medical oncologist, she is awesome and is a breast cancer survivor herself. She serves as section chief of Breast Medical Oncology at The James and as director of the Medical Oncology Fellowship Program for The Ohio State College of Medicine. She has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top 27 Breast Cancer Oncologists in the nation!

Join me for an afternoon of incredible speakers, delicious homemade desserts, fun times and life-saving information!

If you are unable to attend the event, you can still be a part of it by making a donation on this secure page and by participating in the online Silent Auction. Every donation, big or small, makes a difference. Your donation will go directly to The James and is automatically tied to my "Life's Short, Eat Dessert First" event!!

I look forward to being together in person again this year. Please join me in celebrating 15 years of Life's Short, Eat Dessert First! And feel free to share with everyone you know. Together we will help create a cancer-free world! 

Paula Brose

15 year Breast Cancer Survivor 

To learn more about my personal breast cancer journey, click on my Project Owners' photo above.

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15th Annual Event

Give $15 in honor of the 15th annual Life's Short, Eat Dessert First event


Life is Sweet

A $25 gift to represent the 25+ delicious homemade desserts that will be on the dessert buffet at the 2022 Life's Short, Eat Dessert First event.


Lifesaving Discoveries

A $41 gift to represent the 41 breast cancer clinical trials The OSUCCC-James has open right now. James' scientists are making discoveries each day so more people will survive and thrive after a cancer diagnosis.


Friends and Family

A $150 gift to represent the more than 150 friends, family and survivors who attended the and/or donated to the 2021 Life's Short, Eat Dessert First event.


Help Give Hope

A $1,000 gift to help give hope to the 1,000 new breast cancer patients seen at The OSUCCC-James per year.

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